Subdomain is a domain which is a part of a larger domain. For example, 'sub.example.com' is subdomain of 'example.com' domain.

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Remove subdomains from Google index and stop indexing them

I am running static content through a CDN, cdn1-cdn5 I am using such subdomains for that. I am loading just images, CSS and JS files this way, but apparently Google has indexed some pages on ...
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Subdomains as a part of the one site

Let's say that the site consists of some pages like: some_product.example.com some_service.example.com another_product.example.com ...so on Can I work with such a site using Google Webmasters ...
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Google say: robots.txt not valid for subdomains?

I'm very confused about Google's robots.txt documentation Examples of valid robots.txt URLs: Not valid for http://other.example.com/ https://example.com/ http://example.com:8181/ ...
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Browser specific sub-domain?

I was looking at this question and others similar, but I'm a bit unsure if the same applies for my case: I recently made a site which cuts for browser support at IE9. However the old site, which mine ...
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Make all subdomains point to root unless otherwise specified

I'd like all subdomains that aren't being used for anything else to go straight to my domain. ns1.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.55 ns2.mydomain.com. A 198.123.44.66 *.mydomain.com. CNAME ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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SEO impact - using subdomains to make a sentence

I'm thinking about playing with subdomains to make "sentences", and I would like to know if there is any impact on SEO. That's easier to explain with examples (those are fake ones and only ...
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Remote desktop connection domain name SEO

I have a website that has a domain name such like www.example.com which is of course the website. Then there is example.com which is used by my boss for remote desktop connection. I was wondering if ...
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Subdomain or domain?

We have more than one content management system (eCommerce) running on our site and we want to know would it be wise to separate these systems and run on their own server for better performance, ...
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Is it better to host your own blog or use Medium? [closed]

Is it good idea create a company blog on Medium instead of setting it up on your subdomain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Medium for your company blog? Can you you post your ...
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Is redirecting a subdomain to point to a folder good practice? [duplicate]

I have a blog which can be accessed at http://mysite.com/blog/ I would like to access it like this because I think it looks cleaner http://blog.mysite.com I did some reading on domains, ...
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Apache VirtualHost Subdomain redirects to IP

I have one VM (LAMP) with a static IP. There are two Subdomains configured on this Machine. If i browse one of the subdomains, it executes the files specified in its DocumentRoot. The problem here is ...
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How to show different pages for www and non-www versions

A simple (probably stupid) question: is it possible to show different pages for www and non-www versions of a website? I mean for example, www.example.com will show the content in /mainfolder and ...
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How to efficiently let Google know that my subdomain now has a custom domain?

I have existing heavy traffic from my Tumblr page and 2 articles in the top search results. Today I purchased a custom domain to use on Tumblr. Before that, my site was already verified in Google ...
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Can third party content on sub-domains harm the main site's search rankings?

I have a site that is a "portal" or "directory" for service providers. We opened every service provider's own page on our site, but now we get a lot of applications from those providers that want ...
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Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.

This following question by Jeff was in 2010 and I wanted to check how things have changed in the past 2 years. My problem: I run a site with most of the content distributed to subdomains that’s are ...
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Can I get multiple subdomains for different dns?

I have a domain registered with a domain vendor and hosting provider. I tried out with 000webhost as hosting service, so I changed my domain settings to the 000webhost dns addresses. At 000webhost I ...
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Subdomain with dot?

I'm not even sure how to search for an answer to this question, so my apologies if already asked. We have a subdomain setup on the server in the format eg.example.com. Some people are typing in ...
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DNS created and pointed to new IP, but showing a blank page - do I have to redirect it using .htaccess?

How would I go about configuring my web server to handle a domain that's already configured using DNS to then redirect it to a folder? My friend pointed his domain forum.example.com to my forums at: ...
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Changing subdomain url to new root url issue (404)

I have a blog on a subdomain technotes.tostaky.biz and I want to move it to a new URL: www.mytechnotes.biz. Of course, I want to redirect technotes.tostaky.biz to www.mytechnotes.biz. ...
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SEO subdomain as root domain

I'm wondering: suppose I have a website for chicken restaurant and my domain is chicken.com, shouldn't be better to have main site on restaurant.chicken.com as primary domain (root domain) in terms of ...
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How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?

I saw a related post, but I need to be 100% sure that would apply in this case: http://serverfault.com/questions/161842/how-would-i-go-about-getting-a-domain-like-lu-re Try looking ...
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Getting SSL certificate for a sub-domain

Our company owns a domain say www.mycompany.com. I understand that it is trivial to get an SSL certificate for above domain since we do have a website running on that address. We want a certificate ...
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Setting cookies only on the naked domain

As far as I know, one can set a cookie for example.com and not .example.com and then the cookie will only be visible on example.com and not sub.example.com. Is this true? I have set a cookie on a test ...
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How can I point a subdomain at another server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to point a domain to another subdomain? Is it possible to set up a subdomain to render content of another server? Let's say I wanted google.domain.com to render ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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For SEO purposes, should I put my blog on a webpage or a subdomain? [duplicate]

For example if I want to post under a webpage called “blog”, should I make that example.com/blog/category/article or blog.example.com/category/article, assuming that example.com has an about page, a ...
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Google Analytics regards direct access as referral for subdomain

When I directly access subdomain.mydomain.com by entering it in the browser's address bar, Google Analytics Realtime Overview indicates that top referral is mydomain.com. I'm sure that I'm the only ...
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Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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can 2 sub-domains under same root domain effect each other's ranking? [duplicate]

i have a few classifieds ads websites, each with the're own sub-domain "city1.rootdomain.com", "city2.rootdomain.com"...etc.each with about 1000 indexed pages. recently i added a street-index website ...
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Need help with mybb forum robots.txt file

I have installed the mybb forum in subdomain of my site. The link to my site is here. but when I search Google even the pages that are disallowed are also index. What's wrong with the robots.txt ...
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How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443?

How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443? Should I be asking our Cisco networking guy to set this up (and if so, what do I tell him to do?), or should I be ...
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Offering subdomains what are the risks?

I am interested in offering subdomains to people who want them e.g. helloworld.mydomain.com or blah.mydomain.com. It is pretty much how WordPress or Blogspot handle their subdomains but I would not ...
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Subdomain pointing to wrong folder

I have an InMotion advanced dedicated server. I created a cPanel account and tried to create several subdomains there. I created and pointed multiple sub domains to a single folder public_html/mobile ...
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Why subdomains of Blogspot/WordPress like sites are treated as different domains or sites?

As I know, maps.google.com or mail.google.com all comes under the same domain and its all are subdomain. Entire web treats these subdomain as the part of main domain and they have same Alexa rank, ...
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Redirecting a subdomain from wordpress.com to an external web address

I have a question about redirecting a subdomain of a blog hosted on wordpress.com to an external URL. Given the following: 1) I own a domain name foobar.com purchased from another registrar (not ...
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Subdomain configuration

Configure all subdomains to point to the same server IP as the main domain Configure all subdomains in virtual host to point to the same location as the main domain What is the easiest way to do ...
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Why classifieds pages use subdomains?

Can somebody tells me in terms of SEO if the use of subdomains is better than the use of folders? I'm developing a classifieds page, and I already know that many classifieds like Craigslist use ...
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Install Moodle to subdomain with Softaculous via cPanel

I installed Moodle to a directory with Softaculous. Since it doesn't allow installing to a subdomain, after installing it I created a subdomain and pointed the destination (of the subdomain) to the ...
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage to add subdomain twice in search engines?

I have a domain (example.com) and some subdomains (e.g., sd1.example.com, ...). I added example.com to Google and Bing Webmaster Tools. I added example.com/sitemap and sd1.example.com/sitemap (with a ...
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Subdomain versus new domain

I'm adding a blog to a site. Would it be better for SEO to put it at blog.example.com or at www.exampleblog.com? I already own www.exampleblog.com . Would combining the words together to exampleblog ...
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How to create subdomain link to SQL Server 2008

I would like to know how to create a subdomain that is a link to an SQL Server database. I have Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008. I have a static IP on the Windows server, and I have a ...
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Is there such a thing as an “exact match subdomain”?

Google's exact match domain SEO boost is well publicised (including in a recent Stack Exchange podcast). But is there any evidence that an "exact match subdomain" gets any kind of boost? I'm talking ...
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Link building campaign for externally hosted subdomain

I am launching a link building campaign for a subdomain. I plan to ensure that the subdomain receive enough links from the parent domain and external domains in order to speed up indexing and increase ...
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Using subdomains or directories for main categories?

I have a website which references places to travel to in the world. Those places are (of course) grouped by countries. Here is an example of an actual URL of my website: ...
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Will a redirected subdomain lose Google SEO links?

Because of a change in brand, I want to redirect our subdomain.domain.com to newdomain.com. The content being exactly the same, I was thinking of using a 301 wild card redirect to newdomain.com. I ...
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How to link subdomains to main domain to get SEO benefit

How can I link subdomains to my main domain to get the SEO benefit? I've seen examples using all sorts of clever redirects and PHP where you get the subdomain's content on the main site...but what I ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting

I have a blog (which serves as a commercial site) hosted on free wordpress.com. Since I now want to customise and get ownership of the whole thing I am thinking of either self hosting or upgrading ...
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How to host a subdomain of a domain which is associated with blogger?

I have a domain www.example.com which is hosted on Blogger platform. Is any hosting site like Blogger, WordPress where I can host my sub-domain like abc.example.com? My original website ...